Vintage Drag Racing: Late 1960's - Early 1970's (Jeff Beck "Big Block")
This piece is based on 1960's and 1970's Drag Racing photographs by Charles L. Gilchrist, and is dedicated to "Piston Heads" and "Gear Jammers" all over the world. enjoy!
Produced by CG Imaging
Music "Big Block" by Jeff Beck from the album "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop".
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Drag Racings In The '60s Part Two
The pits were full of wild, Nitro burning Funny Cars at US 131 Dragway in Martin, MI in the late '60s and I was there with my camera.
1969 ZL-1 CAMARO
The COPO 9560 used an all-aluminum 427 cu in (7.0 L) big-block called the ZL-1 and was designed specifically for drag racing. The package was conceived by drag racer Dick Harrell, and ordered through Fred Gibb Chevrolet in La Harpe, IL, with the intention of entering NHRA Super Stock drag racing. Just 69 ZL-1 Camaros were produced, the engine alone cost over US$4,000 â€” nearly twice that of a base coupe with a V8. Though rated at 430 hp (321 kW) gross, the ZL-1 made 376 SAE Net HP in its "as installed" state. With Exhaust changes and some tuning, the horsepower jumped to over 500 hp.
The ZL1 engines were hand assembled in a process that took 16 hours each, in a room that Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov described as "surgically clean". All ZL1 engines were manufactured at the Tonawanda Assembly Plant before being installed in Corvettes, Camaros, or sold over the counter to racers. This car came with a 5yr/50,000 bumper to bumper warranty.
Don Prudhomme's 1970 Hot Wheels Yellow 'Cuda Funny Car CACKLES!
Snake's Hot Wheels funny car roars back to life! Don Prudhomme fires up his 1970 Hot Wheels Plymouth 'Cuda Funny Car! This is the one that 'started it all' as Mattel's "Snake & Mongoose" campaign kicked off in 1970. The original, restored 1967 Dodge D700 Hot Wheels Ramp Truck which carried (and still carries) the 'Cuda, can be seen in the background!
Drag Racing Dreams - Official Trailer
Don Garlits - Drag Racing Dreams
With unprecedented access to more than fifty years of historic photos and film (much of it from the private collection of the racers themselves, including some footage never before seen) we not only get to hear their personal thoughts - but also get to witness the events that they describe - and to see the actual cars that they built and drove - lovingly restored and displayed at the Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, FL.
For more information visit http://www.dragracingdreams.com/